New Hampshire Family Voices is part of a network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs/disabilities around the nation.
In the early 1990’s, during the health care reform discussions of the Clinton administration, a group of families of children and youth with special health care needs realized that no one was speaking up for the unique concerns of their children. These families contacted other parents they knew around the nation. Families responded enthusiastically and there was an immediate ground swell of support to advocate for better health care for their children. Family Voices was born.
New Hampshire was one of the first Family Voices organizations in the nation to respond to this call. NH Family Voices began in 1994 as a grass roots network of families of children and youth with special health care needs for the purpose of sharing information, resources, health programs and policies.
Today, NHFV continues its work to assist parents and professionals in navigating the systems of care that deliver services. Through the engagement of families across NH, and our partnerships, we participate in program development, implementation and evaluation sharing families expertise in the formation of policies affecting their children. In addition, NHFV connects families with one another and provides families and professionals information to secure and utilize needed services for children and youth.
New Hampshire Family Voices is administered under a fiscal agreement with New Hampshire Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities Inc., d/b/a/Parent Information Center a 501c3 non-profit organization and is the State Affiliate Organization of Family Voices National.